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  13-Jan-10, 14:25   #1
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pmgignac 

Joined: Nov '09
Location: Canada
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 302
Does anyone else takes notes about other players
would also like to know what you think is the better poker site to take notes
I play on Fulltilt, Pokerstar and poker770
for now i like better 770 you just have to pass over a player with the mouse and your notes are there
pokerstars is not bad the note button is where the chat windows is but I called the site jokerstars ...if you played there you know what i mean
on fulltilt the notes are easy to takes but a bit more complicated to see(if you like playing 2 or 3 tables at the same time like me) unfortunatly its where i play the most
wainting to see your comments Question
nice poker to all Big Smile
sorry just look and its the same on fulltilt and 770(pass with the mouse)

Edited by pmgignac (13 January 2010 @ 15:17 GMT)


     
  13-Jan-10, 14:36   #2
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teteban 
Joined: Apr '08
Location: Argentina
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 748
I play at so low limits that I hardly see the same players twice or three times...but I do occasionally take a few notes (on full tilt). I like that little colored triangle they put that you can see to know that you have taken a note on that player

     
  13-Jan-10, 14:44   #3
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paulparadiis 

Joined: May '09
Location: Estonia
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 777
I also take notes on players, and i also like the little triangle thingy they have on full tilt. I always mark the fish green, and good players red, and also write notes. But if i'm looking for a table, and see a lot of green color, i like it! Club

     
  13-Jan-10, 14:47   #4
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Joe_Average 

Joined: Dec '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 735
When you play NL10 or higer on the same site a lot it really pays off to make notes on players.
I always start with the limit ( coz I also play the 2 and 4 tables sometimes) and the no. of tables.
On the big sites like Stars I don't bother since I don't play there often and like teteban says about micro, you hardly ever see them back.

I use terms like tag, lag and so, but don't know many. So I made some up myself or use (too) many words to describe a player.
Any suggestions to make a list of terms + explanation? Anyone?

     
  13-Jan-10, 14:47   #5
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awood88 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 1885
I make notes on full tilt and I find it easy enough although I can't compare it with 770. I never used to make notes but in the last few months I've tried to make as many as I can. When I'm multi-tabling or doing something else at the same time I don't make as many but this is probly not the best way to play poker as you should always really be analysing your opponents when not involved in the hand. Even if you're only making mental notes, you should be assessing the other players styles.
If I see someone make a really bad/odd call whether they win or not I try to make a note in case I meet this person at another table. But I haven't yet once been able to take advantage of a note on a player that I had made at a previous time. I don't think that you can use your notes to make an instant judgement on a player you meet again. You don't know if that player was having an off day, was on tilt, or even if someone else was playing on his account. You can only use your notes to help judge their play faster.
I think you should also take into account the type of tourney and level you are playing. I always write next to the note an indication as I play various levels and people change their play to suit the kind of tourney. The biggest problem I have with notes is when a player gets knocked out and/or leaves your table you can't make notes on them about the last hand. you can probly search for them and find them but I don't have time for this if I'm still playing.

     
  13-Jan-10, 15:06   #6
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dozn01 

Joined: Sep '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5000
i take notes too all the players who have notes have donk writen in them
ive never meet a player better than me yet Tongue

     
  13-Jan-10, 15:09   #7
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fejset 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Sweden
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 582
Never take notes whats the point Question

     
  13-Jan-10, 15:16   #8
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ViperX 
Joined: Apr '09
Location: Ireland
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 202
I take notes about the players playing at my SnG limit when they do sth "unusual" like using a very wide starting card range, being extemely aggressive, limping pocket AA, KK, etc. It doesn't take too much time and it saved me money a few times... Blink

     
  13-Jan-10, 16:00   #9
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NANACONDA 

Joined: Oct '09
Location: Ireland
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 360
nah, too lazy for that

     
  13-Jan-10, 16:30   #10
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MANUEDO 
Joined: Apr '08
Location: Italy
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 1955
Posted by NANACONDA:
nah, too lazy for that


Me too Big Smile I tried in the past but I didn't feel like to report notes and to save them. Then I noticed players were always different and I had to start again to take notes every evening, so I stopped.

     
  13-Jan-10, 17:08   #11
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mrnugger 

Joined: Feb '08
Location: Belgium
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 751
don't take notes about other players , tink that once you sit down on a table you see fastly who is playing thight and who is the fish

     
  13-Jan-10, 17:13   #12
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DaMessiah666 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Spain
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1487
With poker trackers is very easy to do it: i used to use Poker Office but I've been thinking in changing because I would like to do more things than can I do

     
  13-Jan-10, 17:56   #13
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doomdy 

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 6197
Nah i have a HUD Thumbs Up

     
  13-Jan-10, 18:06   #14
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Chartoule 
Joined: May '09
Location: Spain
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1261
Hi!!

I used a HUD and i take notes. Only two kind: red flag means 'big fish' and if the minireraises means a premium hand or not.

Bye and aces for all!!

     
  13-Jan-10, 18:21   #15
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T3ddyKGB 

Joined: Oct '08
Location: Germany
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 2023
Posted by MANUEDO:

I noticed players were always different and I had to start again to take notes every evening, so I stopped.


(finaly quote works to me Thumbs Up )

yea, sometimes i thought i know the players due to my notes.....then fell on my nose Big Smile
but i still take notes on smaller sites. on bigger sites i rarely met the same players again.

unfortunatly i lost all notes on players because my HDD broke Sad ...and only AP has a option to save and download them again.

     
  13-Jan-10, 18:25   #16
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Tchungpo 

Joined: Feb '09
Location: Belgium
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 686
Im massivly taking notes (at least two players/sng).
I generally take notes for strange players and players that seems good.
Im doing it in Full tilt, and well its easy, fast and clear in this lobby, so no prob for me there Blink

     
  13-Jan-10, 18:29   #17
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ih8usukouts 

Joined: Jul '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1000
I keep track of the good and bad players, only the ones that catch my attention. I only take notes if someone totally sucks or is really kicking ass. Otherwise, if the player is average I don't bother taking notes at all. Don't have time to update the entire world of poker from my house.

     
  13-Jan-10, 20:03   #18
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DAGOR 

Joined: Jun '09
Location: France
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 670
Hello eveyone! Smile
I'm taking note on Pkr It's easy.On fullt tilt and Pokerstar also.
But for me it's much for be focus on the table and thinking to find the fish Big Smile
In fact I take a lot of note but don't see ioften player after on other table. Confused

     
  13-Jan-10, 20:14   #19
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wardy32 
Joined: Nov '09
Location: Ireland
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 40
i recently started using holdem manager and forund it really good for keeping notes and also diplsying the player stats and highlighting if they are a weak player Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

     
  13-Jan-10, 23:29   #20
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m0n0 
Joined: Dec '07
Location: Australia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 186
Posted by pmgignac:
Does anyone else takes notes about other players
would also like to know what you think is the better poker site to take notes


I'm pretty sure majority of players do take notes...
As for the second question - I think they are all pretty much the same, and I wouldn't really care how good/bad the "notes" facilities are when choosing the site to play on, as there are always other ways to take notes if the ones provided by the site are not sufficient.

     
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